Start your day off zen with this anti-anxiety smoothie recipe. You’ll be glad to know that I tirelessly experimented in the kitchen until I found a combo that was full of calm but still tasty.
Sidenote: Mike wants to know why tasty is a good thing while smelly is a bad thing. Ponder that.
This anti-anxiety smoothie recipe is packed with ingredients that have been known to decrease anxiety, and it is NOT full of caffeine or any added or artificial sugar.
Anti-Anxiety Smoothie Recipe
1/4 cup spinach
1/4 cup frozen blueberries (you could even do a berry mix if you want!)
1/4 cup frozen peaches
1 tbsp flax seed
1 tsp acai powder (optional)
1/2 to 1 cup plain kefir (Greek yogurt is a great substitute)
1. Place ingredients in blender starting with softest to hardest
2. Blend up until smooth
3. Add more kefir if it is not liquidy enough
4. Drink and be calm
About the Ingredients
spinach: contains cortisol regulating magnesium
bananas: contain tryptophan (helps boost seratonin), vitamin B, and is a natural beta-blocker
blueberries: contain vitamin C and antioxidants that help protect and repair cells damaged by anxiety
peaches: considered a natural sedative
flax seed: contains omega-3 for healthy nerves
acai: I’ve heard mixed reviews on acai’s benefit for anxiety. It supposedly has similar properties to blueberries. So, take it or leave it.
kefir: contains probiotics which are linked to a healthy gut, and a healthy gut leads to less anxiety issues
Obviously, I am not a doctor, so take all of this with a grain of salt. And I don’t mean that you should add salt to your anti-anxiety smoothie recipe, because that would be gross.
And, for more tips on coping with anxiety, check out my new book: 30 Days to Calm.